The Borneo Post (Sabah)
71-year-old woman cheated of RM18,000 by man she befriended on Facebook
MELAKA: A housewife was cheated of RM18,000 by a man she had come to be acquainted with over the social media site, Facebook.
Melaka Commercial Crime Investigation Department chief Supt E. Sundra Rajan said the suspect informed the 71-year-old woman through WhatsApp that he would sail to Japan to carry out a railway construction project.
He said the suspect had informed the victim that he had been detained and taken to the Melaka port and begged the victim to make payment for his release.